Most Excellent Breakfast Casserole


We make this recipe every year for our Christmas open house.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
13 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
14 hrs 50 mins
9 servings


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • 1 pound bacon

  • 4 cups milk

  • 8 eggs

  • 12 slices white bread, crusts trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3 small onion, chopped

  • 6 slices processed American cheese, shredded


  1. Place sausage and bacon in two large, deep skillets. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  2. Butter one side of six slices of the bread. Placed slices butter side up in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  3. In a large bowl, stir together cooked sausage and bacon with onion and cheese. Place half of his mixture on top of buttered bread. Then add another six slices of bread (no butter). Add remaining meat/cheese mixture. Beat together milk and eggs; pour over top of casserole. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

  4. The next morning: preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  5. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

751 Calories
59g Fat
26g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 751
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g 76%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Cholesterol 267mg 89%
Sodium 1446mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 323mg 25%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 535mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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